EDR 4.5 upgrade replaces customer imported certificate
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EDR 4.5 upgrade replaces customer imported certificate


Article ID: 203226


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Endpoint Detection and Response


Upgrading Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) to version 4.5 replaces customer imported certificate with a self-signed certificate. As a result, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) clients lose connection to the EDR appliance.


Release : 4.5.0-807




- Build 4.5.0-807 was available on the upgrade repositories from 09-NOV-2020 to 19-NOV-2020.

- Customers that upgrade their EDR appliances after 19-NOV-2020 will receive 4.5.0-814, where this issue does not occur.



To confirm an instance of SEDR appliance is not impacted

  1. At the CLI of the SEDR appliance with the management server role, type:
    show -v

  2. If output from show -v includes "4.5.0-814" or later, you have already upgraded past the package that contained the upgrade defect. No further action required.
  3. Type:
    update list

  4. If the output from update list includes "4.5.0-814" or later, the SEDR appliance is able to see a package in the upgrade repository which does not contain the upgrade defect. No further action is necessary. The SEDR appliance can be upgraded to 4.5.0 without replacing custom inserted certificates.


To workaround

  1. In the UI of the SEDR appliance console, re-insert the previously inserted certificate.
  2. If symptoms persist, remove and re-create the SEPM Controller Connection for the SEP clients which have lost communication to the SEDR Appliance. 
  3. In Settings> Global, on the "SEP Policy" section of the SEPM Controller configuration, change the URL to match the CN value contained in the new Self Signed Certificate.
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